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Fall Weather in Meeker Colorado, United States

Daily high temperatures decrease by 39°F, from 79°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 85°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 29°F, from 46°F to 17°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 54°F.

For reference, on July 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Meeker typically range from 50°F to 84°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 9°F to 32°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Fall in Meeker

Average High and Low Temperature in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°FSummerWinterSep 179°FSep 179°F46°F46°FNov 3039°FNov 3039°F17°F17°FOct 167°FOct 167°F36°F36°FNov 153°FNov 153°F26°F26°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average fall temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in the Fall in Meeker

Average Hourly Temperature in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinterNowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Fareydūnshahr, Iran (7,211 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Meeker (view comparison).

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Clouds

The fall in Meeker experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 27% to 46%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 24% on September 12.

The clearest day of the fall is September 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 76% of the time.

For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on September 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Fall in Meeker

Cloud Cover Categories in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SummerWinterFeb 2147%Feb 2147%Sep 173%Sep 173%Nov 3054%Nov 3054%Oct 174%Oct 174%Nov 161%Nov 161%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Meeker, the chance of a wet day over the course of the fall is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 17% and ending it at 13%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on May 4, and its lowest chance is 10% on June 20.

Over the course of the fall in Meeker, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 17% to 5%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 0% to 4%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 0% to 5%.

Probability of Precipitation in the Fall in Meeker

Probability of Precipitation in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%14%14%16%16%18%18%20%20%22%22%SummerWinterSep 2120%Sep 2120%Sep 117%Sep 117%Nov 3013%Nov 3013%Nov 116%Nov 116%NowNowsnowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the fall in Meeker is decreasing, starting the season at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the season at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.2 inches on September 23.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Fall in Meeker

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 inSummerWinterSep 221.2 inSep 221.2 inSep 10.9 inSep 10.9 inNov 300.4 inNov 300.4 inNov 10.8 inNov 10.8 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during the fall in Meeker is gradually increasing, starting the season at 0.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.0 inches, and ending the season at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Fall in Meeker

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 inSummerWinterSep 10.0 inSep 10.0 inNov 300.3 inNov 300.3 inOct 10.0 inOct 10.0 inNov 10.2 inNov 10.2 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of the fall in Meeker, the length of the day is very rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day decreases by 3 hours, 30 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 18 seconds.

The shortest day of the fall is November 30, with 9 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 13 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Fall in Meeker

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSummerWinterSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minnightnightdaydayNov 309 hr, 33 minNov 309 hr, 33 minNov 110 hr, 27 minNov 110 hr, 27 minNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the fall in Meeker is 6:39 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 7:46 AM on November 6.

The latest sunset is 7:42 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 2 hours, 56 minutes earlier at 4:46 PM on November 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00 AM on November 7, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:42 AM and sets 15 hours, 1 minute later, at 8:44 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:30 AM and sets 9 hours, 19 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Fall in Meeker

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMSummerWinter6:39 AM6:39 AMSep 17:42 PMSep 17:42 PM7:13 AM7:13 AMNov 304:46 PMNov 304:46 PM7:46 AM7:46 AMNov 66:03 PMNov 66:03 PM7:08 AM7:08 AMOct 16:53 PMOct 16:53 PMDSTNov 7DSTNov 7SolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the fall. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the fall of 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Fall in Meeker

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinterAug 87:51 AMAug 87:51 AMAug 226:03 AMAug 226:03 AMSep 66:52 PMSep 66:52 PMSep 205:55 PMSep 205:55 PMOct 65:06 AMOct 65:06 AMOct 208:57 AMOct 208:57 AMNov 43:15 PMNov 43:15 PMNov 191:58 AMNov 191:58 AMDec 412:44 AMDec 412:44 AMDec 189:36 PMDec 189:36 PM8:54 PM8:54 PM8:04 PM8:04 PM6:26 AM6:26 AM6:05 AM6:05 AM7:54 PM7:54 PM7:30 PM7:30 PM7:30 AM7:30 AM7:15 PM7:15 PM6:20 PM6:20 PM7:23 AM7:23 AM7:21 AM7:21 AM6:13 PM6:13 PM4:38 PM4:38 PM7:18 AM7:18 AM7:48 AM7:48 AM5:10 PM5:10 PM4:23 PM4:23 PM8:07 AM8:07 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Meeker is essentially constant during the fall, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on June 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Fall in Meeker

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%SummerWinterOct 160%Oct 160%Sep 10%Sep 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%Oct 10%Oct 10%Nov 10%Nov 10%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Meeker is gradually increasing during the fall, increasing from 6.6 miles per hour to 7.5 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on April 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the fall is 7.5 miles per hour on November 22.

Average Wind Speed in the Fall in Meeker

Average Wind Speed in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphSummerWinterNov 227.5 mphNov 227.5 mphSep 16.6 mphSep 16.6 mphOct 17.1 mphOct 17.1 mphNov 17.3 mphNov 17.3 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Meeker throughout the fall is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 53% on November 28.

Wind Direction in the Fall in Meeker

Wind Direction in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%SummerWinterNowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Meeker typically lasts for 3.8 months (118 days), from around May 29 to around September 23, rarely starting before May 9 or after June 18, and rarely ending before September 6 or after October 11.

During the fall in Meeker, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 96% to 0% over the course of the season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Fall in Meeker

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Fall in Meekergrowing seasonSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SummerWinter96%Sep 196%Sep 1Nov 300%Nov 300%Oct 129%Oct 129%Nov 10%Nov 10%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Meeker are increasing during the fall, increasing by 378°F, from 1,679°F to 2,057°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Fall in Meeker

Growing Degree Days in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov1,500°F1,500°F1,600°F1,600°F1,700°F1,700°F1,800°F1,800°F1,900°F1,900°F2,000°F2,000°F2,100°F2,100°F2,200°F2,200°F2,300°F2,300°FSummerWinterSep 11,679°FSep 11,679°FNov 302,057°FNov 302,057°FOct 11,942°FOct 11,942°FNov 12,041°FNov 12,041°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the fall, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Meeker is very rapidly decreasing during the fall, falling by 3.7 kWh, from 6.3 kWh to 2.5 kWh, over the course of the season.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Fall in Meeker

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Fall in MeekerSepOctNov0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhSummerWinterSep 16.3 kWhSep 16.3 kWhNov 302.5 kWhNov 302.5 kWhOct 15.1 kWhOct 15.1 kWhNov 13.5 kWhNov 13.5 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Meeker are 40.037 deg latitude, -107.913 deg longitude, and 6,237 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Meeker contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,475 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,759 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,425 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Meeker is covered by shrubs (47%) and cropland (38%), within 10 miles by shrubs (62%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (60%) and trees (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Meeker, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Meeker.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Meeker according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Meeker is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Meeker and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meeker Airport (KEEO, 98%, 2.2 kilometers, east); Garfield County Regional Airport (KRIL, 1.8%, 59 kilometers, south); and Vernal Regional Airport (KVEL, 0.5%, 143 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.